Health

Migrant sexual violence survivors face global COVID-19 threat

Forced migrant survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) face increasingly serious problems—some life-threatening—as a result of the coronavirus pandemic and associated restrictions, a new study reveals.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Parents' social isolation linked to their children's health

Parents' social isolation was linked to self-reported poorer health not only for themselves but also for their adolescent children, finds a study from the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis.

Medical research

Doctors find a cure for rare uncontrollable laughter condition

Laughter is the best medicine, except when it is actually the symptom of an illness. Medical residents at the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) helped to find relief for a man who suffered from nearly a lifelong affliction that ...

Pediatrics

Uninformed, overwhelmed clients; unrealistic agency expectations

More than 1.2 million children in the United States receive services because they are mistreated and about 400,000 of them are placed in foster care annually. Prior studies have shown that only 23 percent of children in the ...

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